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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Poconos Golf After Labor Day

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(Scott Matthews tees off at Fernwood Resort in the Poconos.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

(Scott Matthews tees off at Fernwood Resort in the Poconos. Credit: Jay Lloyd)

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By Jay Lloyd



EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (CBS) — With cooler weather on the horizon, maybe it’s time for another Poconos golf getaway!

Comfortable days, amazing scenery, and constantly changing course terrain are the hallmarks of post-Labor Day golf in the nearby Pocono Mountains.

I had a chance to play and chat with Scott Matthews during a recent visit to the Fernwood Resort, in East Stroudsburg.   He’s the golf pro here, and he’s quick to point out uniquely eye-filling challenge that draws mid-Atlantic golfers.

“Here you have more different lies,” he notes.  “We have elevated greens. We have valley shots.”

Not to mention the natural fixtures that offer a sense of euphoria in a Pocono glade, or firing across a rapidly flowing stream (below).

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)


“First time I was ever here was the first time I saw a bald eagle,” Matthews recalls.

The wildlife, the solitude, and fall pricing for stay-and-play packages make Poconos golf an ideal September getaway.  If you can make it mid-week, even better.

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